Scottish Seabird Centre seeks young board member

The Scottish Seabird Centre
Norette Ferns

The Scottish Seabird Centre is seeking a young person to join their Board of Trustees for a year in celebration of Scotland's Year of Young People.

Applications are being accepted from people aged between 18 and 35 who work in the conservation, environmental education or the wildlife tourism sectors.

The appointed applicant will contribute to building on the Centre’s success and its exciting plans for the future, working with the diverse and experienced Board to create a world-class facility and activity programme dedicated to marine conservation and education.

David Windmill, Chair of the Scottish Seabird Centre, said:

"We are keen to diversify our focus beyond that of seabirds and the local environment, to explore the wider marine environment and wildlife: life above and below the waves. We want to highlight the many threats that our wildlife now face and what needs to be done to help.

"Our Board of trustees is central to this vision for the future and we envisage the appointed person bringing skills and expertise that will contribute to delivering our aims. Not only that, but as an education charity, we want to contribute to the learning and development of a talented individual who has aspirations for the future."

Tom Brock OBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Seabird Centre, adds:

"From appointment, the successful applicant will have a position on the Board for one year. This will involve attending meetings in North Berwick and actively contributing with ideas on engaging and attracting young people to the Centre now and in the future.

"The successful applicant will act as an ambassador for the Scottish Seabird Centre, attending events as required throughout the year. It is an amazing opportunity for a young person and we are very keen to demonstrate our ongoing support for Scotland’s Year of Young People."

If you would like to apply, send a CV and covering letter to by 12 noon on Friday 23 February 2018.

Visit the Scottish Seabird Centre website to find out more.